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AP Spanish Students Explore San Francisco

AP Spanish Students Explore San Francisco
AP Spanish Students Explore San Francisco

Oakwood School’s AP Spanish class embarked on a trip to San Francisco, enhancing their Spanish language skills, learning more about Hispanic culture, and navigating public transportation. They met at Diridon Station in San Jose bright and early, then boarded the train bound for San Francisco. Throughout the journey, they engaged in many juegos de cartas (card games), including Kings Corner. Upon arrival, they navigated the MUNI metro and hopped on a streetcar to Pier 39, where they grabbed a quick bite at a quaint café before heading to Alcatraz via ferry. After arriving, students climbed towards and then received the Spanish audio tour of the prison and guardhouses. The tour offered many thrilling stories, including many escapes, all spoken in Spanish. After returning to San Francisco, they strolled to the ferry building for a taste of Cuban cuisine and Argentinian empanadas. Following this culinary adventure, they utilized the metro and BART to reach the Hispanic Mission district. Some students visited BAGGU, a local bag shop, while others conversed with convenience store workers in Spanish, seeking directions. Their excursion concluded with a return to the train station, where they readied themselves for the nearly two-hour journey home, enjoying Safeway snacks and more rounds of juegos de cartas, including Kings Corner, a classic game Profesora Dehpanah taught her students.